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Looking for volunteer opportunities? Climb aboard! Volunteers are needed throughout the year to lead tours of our historic waterfront facility in Eastport, assist with community events, help maintain Museum grounds, gardens, and facilities, to restore historic wooden boats, and to work with our education team’s programs. Your volunteering efforts directly impact the goals and mission of the Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park.

If you are interested in volunteering with us, please fill in the form below. Please email Mallory Mlynarek (Volunteer Captain) with questions concerning volunteer opportunities.

Volunteer Descriptions

Museum Docent/Tour Guide

Are you a lover of the Bay and a history buff? The Museum needs outgoing and dedicated individuals to guide and inspire visitors throughout our renovated exhibits at the Museum Campus. Operating hours are Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All training and materials are provided. A regular commitment is preferred.

Education Programs

As an educational programs volunteer, you will lead and assist with a suite of hands-on, experiential educational programs for students ranging from Pre-K to 6th grade. Help guide children through dynamic activities to encourage their curiosity about the world around them. Our volunteers are an integral part of the Education Center. Share your love of nature and maritime culture to help students form a connection with the Chesapeake Bay.

Events *All in-person events are currently suspended for the remainder of 2020*

If you like to interact with the public and are interested in working alongside fellow community members, then AMM needs you! Volunteers provide critical staffing and support for all the Museum’s fundraisers and community outreach activities. Annual events require nearly 50 volunteers, and summer concerts need 15 per week. We have postings for all levels of physical activity but are always in need of those who can do heavy lifting, especially event setup and break down.

Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse Volunteer *All tours are cancelled for the remainder of 2020*

Do you have a passion for maritime history or love of lighthouses? The docents support guided weekend tours of the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse, a National Historic Landmark, from June through October. Volunteers are also needed for the preservation team who maintain and restore the lighthouse. No experience is needed to participate. All training is provided.

Administrative Support

The Museum is looking for individuals who know their way around an office. Daily tasks may include data entry, filing, mailings and/or writing press releases. A regular commitment is desired.

Archives, Collections, & Research

The Museum houses a unique collection of objects, oral histories, photographs, documents, and books relating to the maritime history of Annapolis. The Museum concentrates volunteer efforts on digitizing and cataloguing objects in the collection so that we can make our local history accessible to the general public.

Boat Maintenance and Woodworking

Have you ever wondered what the keel of a 1940’s draketail workboat looks like? Our Wooden Boat Crew can be found painting, sanding, and patching our Chesapeake Workboats on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon in spring and fall. Whether you are an accomplished carpenter or someone who is interested in learning new skills, you are encouraged to join the crew as they bring historic and classic working boats back to life as displays at the Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park.

Gardens/Landscaping

Do you have a green thumb or just know your plants and flowers? If so, the AMM Garden Club is looking for you! We have two locations- the Museum campus at 723 Second Street and the Park campus at 7300 Edgewood Road. Our grounds are used for various purposes, ranging from weddings, educational programs, outdoor concerts, etc. and could use some regular sprucing and cleaning. Bring your favorite gloves and trowels and get ready to beautify! Dates and times vary.

Aquarium 

AMM is in need of a volunteer to help maintain the Park campus aquariums. We will train you in the duties of cleaning and maintaining the fish tanks and appropriate methods for feeding its inhabitants. A weekly commitment is desired.

Fundraising/Development

Are you a good communicator excited to share the mission of AMM to potential donors? Interested in helping us achieve our fundraising goals to support our education programs? Then this team is for you! Duties include soliciting donations from local area businesses and assisting with member communications.

Experienced Sailing Crew or Captain (License Required)

The museum skipjack, Wilma Lee, is always in need of experienced sailing crew members to assist with the safe operations in upcoming sunset cruises and educational tours. Shifts are typically 4-hours Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.